New Year’s Eve Open Thread-Water Back

| December 31, 2019

New Year’s Wine (All is Wall: changing the walls)

It’s a good time to start your hydration for this evening’s celebrations. We are about to close out the second to last year of this decade. Next year, 2020, will be the last year of the second decade of the 21st century.

But, the temptation to “liquor up” may cause you to lose sight of the consequences of a hangover. So, here is last year’s tip.

New Year’s Eve is the seventh day of Christmastide. (

For every volume of beer that you drink, drink an equal volume of water. Double the volume of water for each volume of liquor, and wine, that you drink. If you can, incorporate some Gatorade hydration.

Granted, you would have to sacrifice room that you would normally make available for alcoholic beverages. You would still get the effects of getting a buzz, and then feeling good. However, do this right and you’ll wake up tomorrow feeling like you did not even party the previous evening.

Merry Christmas, it’s still Christmas season. ( I have no heart)

Be safe out there.

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  1. Cameron Kingsley says:


    • Cameron Kingsley says:

      Second time in a row that I managed to snag that New Year’s Open Thread!

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Congrats CK, I was lost over there on the FGS Gun pr0n thinking that there would be an early NY Open Thread, but no clue that it would drop this early. Guess admin figures the earlier they start hydrating, the earlier they can start drinking. Only one more til you get the trifecta of 3 in a row. Watchout for Chipster next year tho. He’ll lay in wait with a copy/paste FIRST to slip in on you.

        Agree on the GTFO of the ME, no secret there on my feelings. I guess seeing the video of the air/drone strikes triggered the attack on the embassy. After all, wasn’t it a video that caused the Benghazi Embassy attack.

        A most Happy and Prosperous New Year to all of my Brothers and Sisters across TAH Land. I’m trying to make up my mind what I’ll be wearing to the mashing on the couch party I’ll be having in the den tonight. May even stay up til 9:30ish.

        • Cameron Kingsley says:

          Thanks KOB. As for my feelings on countries in the Middle East, there is only one country I care about and that’s Israel. One of the few countries in that God forsaken hellhole with its act together.

      • thebesig says:

        The New Year’s open thread will come later on tonight, this is the New Year’s Eve open thread. 😀 If you’re not too drunk, you could be first on that one. :mrgreen:

        • AW1Ed says:

          Preemptive Vitamin B Complex and a couple aspirin just before hitting the rack will help, too. So will sucking down some supplemental O2 the next day.
          Or so I’ve been told.

          • Roh-Dog says:

            O2 and a IV, golden.
            Milk thistle is handy too, also recommend 5-HTP for a prolonged sleep period.
            When I was younger I could sleep right through a hangover, now?
            I wish someone had told me about getting old(er), this is horsesh*t.

    • MI Ranger says:

      Yeah, sad to hear the President of Iraq say that a retaliatory strike on KH for the unprovoked rocket attack which killed an US DA Civilian (not contractor like the liberal press keeps saying) is not authorized. All their shots that missed we let slide. We saved their country twice, and now they say we can’t defend ourselves? I guess Iran has thoroughly infiltrated Iraq.

      • Cameron Kingsley says:

        Iran can have Iraq as far as I’m concerned.

        • thebesig says:

          The danger in this thought is that it ignores history. The Huns and the Mongols are a couple of examples of this. Both started off as competing/warring tribes. The ancient Romans and medieval Chinese were not “at a loss” with regard to these rivalries.

          However, this bit them in the butt when these warring factions ended up coagulating into a single unified entity that turned against them.

          The ultimate objective of our enemies and adversaries in the Middle East is a unified radical Islamic front against the United States and against the rest of the world.

          We are in a mortal clash where only one will prevail. There is no other option or outcome. They’ve been “conducting this mission” since the seventh century.

          • Fyrfighter says:

            I’d say let the entire ME (outside Israel)have each other… along with enough megatons to turn the whole damn sandbox to a glass parking lot! As thebesig says above, there’s no other option..

          • Graybeard says:

            I agree with you, thebesig.

            And part of why I believe our “Hearts and Minds” efforts were doomed from the get-go. The mentality in the Muslim world is a religious worldview that brooks no contradictory evidence. Unless Islam is completely destroyed there will be no resolution in the Middle East.

            And reading the book of Revelation, I am inclined to believe that Islam will not be destroyed until the very end.


  2. The Stranger says:

    Well, we’re going to ring in the New Year at home this year, like we always do. I’m working today, but have some chuck roast in the crock pot, going to pick up some rolls and make Italian Beef sandwiches with sautéed peppers, provolone, and giardiniera. Also looking forward to toasting in the new year with a dram or two of Macallan 12 year old sherry cask single malt. Anyone here ever tried this whisky? It’s my first venture into the world of single malt.

    • MI Ranger says:

      Have not tried the Sherry Cask variant. Regular Macallan’s is pretty smooth at 12 years old.
      We will be trying some good Polish Whiskey: StaroPolska…used to be a fancy shaped bottle, now just square. Kind of a hint of Plums, very smooth. Reminds me of a Plum Brandy I tried in Slovenia many years ago.

      • Fyrfighter says:

        Going with Jameson Caskmates IPA here. Very tasty stuff, though I need to get a bottle of the Stout variety.

      • David says:

        You can get that plum brandy here. Most decent liquor stores carry Slivovitz, Slivovice, slivovic, or some other variant on the spelling. Nice stuff, I have a bottle of home-distilled a friend brought from Czech… he says it’s good for colds. I think it just warms my cockles. (Or maybe the sub-cockles, if anyone gets that.)

        • Roh-Dog says:

          “Folks, I’d like to sing a song about the American Dream
          About me, about you
          About the way our American hearts beat way down in the bottom of our chests
          About that special feeling we get in the cockles of our hearts
          Maybe below the cockles
          Maybe in the sub cockle area
          Maybe in the liver, maybe in the kidneys
          Maybe even in the colon, we don’t know” Denis Leary Asshole

          Man of great tastes!

    • AW1Ed says:

      Barrel strength Larceny bourbon for me, thanks.

  3. 26Limabeans says:

    Oh great now there is math involved in drinking.
    Are your suggestions the same for metric?

    • Roh-Dog says:

      I’m just as upset and shocked too. Who the F-Bomb drinks to be *responsible*?!? I thought the point was to have some diminished culpability. Oh well.
      Side question: how does the OP propose I chase a gallon of beer with a gallon of water?
      Follow up: what is the total volume of the average human?

  4. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    TOP fifteen and Honorary First yet again.


  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    Well, Happy New Year, anyway!

  6. Wilted Willy says:

    Happy New Year to all my friends at TAH!!! You have all made my year bearable once again, I pray you can all help me thru this next one?? I truly love you all and let us pray a certain pos brother of mine will finally end up back in prison this year where he truly belongs!!
    I will be toasting in the new year with a few drams of Captain Morgan Parrot Bay!
    I just love that stuff and it never gives me a hangover!!
    Take care all!!!

  7. ChipNASA says:

    Suck it bitch tits.
    Bitch tities?
    Happy New Year dudes and dudettes.

  8. Frankie Cee says:

    I just read a disturbing press release out of Ocean City Maryland. A flake who claimed to be a former SEAL and Chippendale Dancer was found guilty of animal cruelty, with a heinous description of how he killed his dog, was sentenced to 3 years in prison but all but 6 months was suspended. 6 months for beating a hole into his dogs head and cutting its throat.

    • Wilted Willy says:

      Hey Frankie, I think dog killers are treated the same as child molesters in prison! I’m sure Bubba and the gang will have their way with this scumbag! I hope they cut off his dick with a rusty knife!!!

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      I hope that whatever time he serves is the longest period in his life…

  9. Sapper3307 says:

    N.Ys Mr. Stabby (X5) spent a Whole 5 weeks in USMC boot camp. Almost a vet.

    • Claw says:

      I saw that. Not even anywhere close to the Gunga Dan Line. Spent 35 days (20 Nov 2002 – 24 Dec 2002) and got the big Marine Thanksgiving Day/Christmas Eve Feeds before being kicked to the curb for a fraudulent enlistment.

      Have added him to the FY20 Valor Vultures Tote Board.

  10. This isn’t adult beverage related but I wanted to add that awhile ago, someone asked if I owned a quilted feather pen and It turns out that I wanted to learn the art of Spencerian cursive writing so I was at Barnes & Nobles earlier today and bought a kit with the feather and one regular ink bottle along with a non cartridge fountain pen.

    • Frankie Cee says:

      “A non cartridge fountain pen”. I didn’t know they still existed.

      • Frankie Cee;
        The one I got was just the handle and the different nibs can be inserted into the handle/barrel. I own a set I got years ago to try and learn cartooning and they were lying in the closet and when I checked them out, it was rust city. I had one that had the little lever on the side so when the pen was dipped into the ink well or bottle, the little lever was down pulling the ink into the pen barrel. In grade school, I just missed the fountain pen era and we used ball point pens. The desks had the brass cover over the hole in the desk where the ink bottle was dropped into. Above earlier comment should read as quilled feather pen and not Quilted feather pen.

  11. Commissioner Wretched says:

    Happy New Year, my friends.

    Stay safe.

  12. Graybeard says:

    May God bless you all through 2020, give you a great New Year, and keep you all safe and healthy throughout.

    A quiet night at the GB compound, and I like it that way.

  13. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of the fine People of TAH®™️!!

  14. UpNorth says:

    Happy New Year to all, may 2020 be better than 2019.

  15. OWB says:

    Started early this year. After a meeting this afternoon, we decided to celebrate a friend’s birthday and a couple’s anniversary (the kids have only been married 40 years!) with Thai food at a restaurant new to me. It was great. Will be going back there. Often.

    Happy New Year to everyone!